Island escapes the worst of UK storms….but windsurfers enjoy the elements
Monday 28th October 2013, 11:00AM GMT.
THE Bailiwick escaped the brunt of the storm that has been battering parts of England and Wales.
While UK commuters this morning were battling heavy rain and wind speeds touching 80 miles [130km] per hour, the islands were relatively unscathed.
The highest gust of wind recorded at Guernsey Airport was 62 knots at 3.28am.
The wind speed is expected to ease over the next 24 hours.
Guernsey Police dealt with fallen trees at Rue du Manoir, Forest, near Le Friquet Hotel, Castel, and at Braye du Valle, Vale. An earth bank also collapsed on the west coast road.
Sergeant Martin Harris said all blockages had been removed and those roads were now clear.